When you do lots of thinking and brainstorming, your brain needs energy. So here is the Hakini mudra that can help you be more creative and efficiently deal with brain work.
Hakini Mudra is an ancient hand gesture used in yoga and Buddhism. Practice this mudra every day for 30 minutes to get the most of its benefits.
Below we’ll explain how to do Hakini mudra and its effects.
What Is the Hakini Mudra?
Hakini Mudra is called after deity Hakini, who rules the 6th chakra – Ajna chakra. This chakra is located in the middle of the yogi’s forehead, right between the eyebrows. So practicing Hakini mudra helps to boost everything related to your brain and intuition. Also, this mudra is known for balancing left and right hemispheres of the brain amd calming thoughts.
But let’s see how to use it correctly.
How to Do Hakini Mudra?
Before you start, check basic rules for mudra practice in our mudra’s guide here. After that, please move to the below instruction for Hakini mudra.
This mudra can be done standing, sitting, or lying on the mat. The more traditional variation is sitting. You can sit in any pose that is comfortable for you. Padmasana (lotus), Half-Padmasana, or Suckhasana (crossed legs) are ok for this.
- Concentrate on your breath and place your hands on the knees, palms facing downwards. You may close your eyes or keep them open. Practice with closed eyes helps to concentrate your attention faster.
- As you inhale, slowly raise your hands and unite all fingertips of both hands. The left thumb is touching the right thumb, index to the index finger, and so on. Shift your attention to the space in-between the fingers.
- Next, move your attention to the middle of your forehead – to Ajna chakra. Slowly raise the hands’ figure and place it right in front of the Third eye. You may feel energy or heat between your palms and fingers as you hold the mudra. Alternatively you can hold your hands next to your heart or belly button.
- Hold the mudra for 3-10 minutes if you are a beginner, and extend the duration up to 30-45 minutes if you’re an advanced practitioner. For beginners, it’s recommended to practice such mudras under the supervision of a guru or yoga instructor.
- To release, slowly put your hands down and open your eyes.
You can use this mudra during your meditation sessions.
You can also add some mantras chanting while you hold this hand seal. For example, Shakti mantra, Shiva mantra, or simply “OM” will be an excellent addition to Hakini mudra.
Ujjayi breathing is another way to challenge yourself during the Hakini mudra practice.
Note: please try to avoid practicing the 6th chakra activation mudras until all other chakras are not active in you. Activating higher chakras in the first place may cause unexpected physical reactions like delusion, hallucination, and psychological illnesses.
What Are the Benefits of Hakini Mudra?
Hakini’s mudra benefits are related to brain and 6th chakra activity and capabilities. This mudra:
- Improves memory
- Increases focus and concentration ability
- Boosts creativity and intuition
- Decreases anxiety and stress
- It can be used in the treatment of depression and mental disorders